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Common Loaf Bake Shop

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Canadian
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180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Good variety of baked goods in the shop but comes out expensive. Worth trying though and we enjoyed all we tasted especially the peasant bread

Thank Sue B
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

And most laid back atmosphere in Tofino. So glad it's still going strong! Thanks for having veggie options - can be tough to find in Tofino.

Thank Muddybootsoul
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stopped here for a quick mid-morning coffee break. Disappointed in pastries (muffins). Crowded, not enough space for seating.

Thank FCWall
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reading reviews did not have excessive expectations but did expect good home cooking and a clean environment. Coffee was good as was the panini but the mac cheese had been microwaved and the centre not warm enough , the macaroni was over cooked and the sauce lacked seasoning. My companion made the comment it was a bakery and the bread... More 

1 Thank Margaret R
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to grab some baked goods and a latte to go before we headed out on the road. Ordered everything to go - the baked goods were all put in a bag together, and when the latte was ordered, the cashier asked if it was also to go, and we said yes. 10 minutes later (!), the very dazed... More 

2 Thank zimmermann89
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent almond croissants and coffee to start your beautiful morning in Tofino. They open the shop at 7 am.

Thank Ira L
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place 3 or 4 times while we were staying in Tofino. A great range of breakfast bakery and snack items. Breakfast pizza with cheese and potatoes on wholewheat kept us going most of the day. Great coffee - soy and almond milk options too. A very friendly and busy place with a real community feel - customers included... More 

Thank Katharine J
Vancouver, Canada
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A local hangout bakery/restaurant in a nice area of town with good seating (both indoor and out) be prepared that this place only accepts cash. Wow...I know, but truly they only accept cash, so come with some or plan on hitting the cash machine next door which isn't ding-free so this will cost you as well. We've stopped here before... More 

1 Thank BCpicky
Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here three times and it was always delicious. The breakfast pizza was fabulous. We didn't need lunch after this wonderful start to our day. Everything is homemade. Great sweet treats too. Common Loaf is an established tradition for locals in Tofino and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Lynn F
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was reasonable prices for Tofino. Good variety on the menu. Great tasting food. Relaxing atmosphere. Will go back again!

Thank Zanandtricia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 1st Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: 12507253915
A local favorite since 1980, The Common Loaf Bake Shop provides hardy healthy and tasty fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee, breakfast and lunch choices.Local Favorites include world famous cheese buns and deliciously sticky cinnies. Internet access in this licensed establishment serving everything from a beer to a great specialty coffee make it a great spot to hang out. Please note our business does not accept credit or debit cards but we are conveniently located next to the bank.

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